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WWII Archive

A collection of public domain World War II books, news broadcasts, old time radio, training films, and other ephemera. Curated by a librarian October 16, 2012 - May 21, 2016. I have ~1,200 more items to upload (to add to the 4,666 I've uploaded thus far) but frankly tired of the ingratitude. For everyone who has enjoyed this archive, thanks for the support & please consider donating to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or the Internet Archive (so that others can enjoy this WWII Archive in the future).

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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Academy Award-nominated documentary, which shows the 21st Bombing Command and its role in the B-29 bombing of Japan and the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: 1945, WWII In Color, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945, Training...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney Studios created this short film for the US Treasury Department. Donald Duck learns that his tax dollars are going toward the war effort. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1943 for Best Documentary. Later, Disney reused some of this film for the similar short film Spirit of '43: http://www.archive.org/details/TheSpiritOf43_56 Also see "I Paid My Income Tax Today" http://archive.org/details/IPaidMyIncomeTaxToday As always, any error or typo is mine and if you...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons, World War...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney animated short about Hitler Youth. Features book burning, anti-Catholic persecution, Nazi indoctrination, etc. Disney produced this under contract with the U.S. Government. See this article in Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
Topics: WWII, RKO Radio Pictures, World War, 1939-1945, 1943, World War II, National Socialism And Youth,...
WWII Archive
by Gaumont British Picture Corporation
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"Re-enactment of World War 2 Battle of Arnhem. Later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far." Part of Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Arnhem was a failed attempt to capture a bridge in the city of Arnhem in Holland. This remarkable docu-drama was shot 1 year after the battle, with the actual soldiers and civilians re-creating their experiences, and it features captured German armor. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or...
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Topics: WWII, Operation Market Garden, World War, 1939-1945, 1944, World War II, Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MLS High angle close up looking down at a Dodge Sedan completely bowed in by blast. Locatede 20 feet NW of building 24 on Main Street. LS Pan L to R (NW to N) shows blast effect to S and E wall of building 68 which formerly served as a warehouse for a Japanese FA Battalion. LS E end of building 69. Same as above. LS S side of building 69. Same as above. MLS Pan R to L (N-NW) shows N end of building 69 with E wall crumpled by blast. Pan continues to S end of...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, WWII In Color, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan, World War II, United...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this film for Lockheed & the National Film Board of Canada. This is an industrial training film (animated) about proper riveting methods. It's most certainly the most riveting video on Archive.org. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1942, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this short film for the U.S. War Production Board (a now-defunct agency of the federal government during WWII). It stresses the importance of saving waste fats, which are made into explosives, for the war effort. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 55, 1945 01 Bastogne: Short film about Bastogne, introduced by Lt. Clair Hess of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Co F, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne. 02 By Request: Short film compilations - One film is about Lexington, Kentucky and the University of K. Also includes a film of the G.I. Jive radio show, including G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson). (More here http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive.) Another film includes NYC at Easter and St. Patrick's...
Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Nuts!, St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, N.Y.), McAuliffe, Anthony...
WWII Archive
by United States. Navy
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 United States Naval Photographic Center film #11205 . National Archives description: "This film shows the bombardment and invasion of Tokashiki, Okinawa." National Archives Identifier: 2490452 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations,...
WWII Archive
by Hugh Harman
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Nobel-prize nominated animated short by Hugh Harman about a post-apocalyptic world. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII In Color, 1939, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons, Mel Blanc,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #11249. I'm not sure why the word "simulated is in the following description; it looks real to me... National Archives description: "This film shows the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) under a simulated air attack; fueling operations; Japanese planes under attack and on fire; and ships such as cruisers, destroyers, and battleships."National Archives Identifier: 2495410As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations,...
WWII Archive
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A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, 1943, World War, 1939-1945,...
WWII Archive
by Warner Brothers Studios
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1941 dramatized Technicolor training/recruitment film produced by Warner Brothers for the U.S. Army. Nominated for a 1942 Academy Award for "Best Short Subject, Two-reel." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Armored Division, 1st -- Drama, Tanks (Military science), WWII In...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney produced this short film for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It stresses the importance of high American agricultural output. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Rationing -- United States, World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply, Price...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Air Forces
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U.S. Army dramatized training film. The crew of a downed American bomber quickly yield to the clever interrogation techniques of their Nazi captors. Starring Arthur Kennedy, Mel Torme, Lloyd Nolan, Craig Stevens and Peter Van Eyck. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Donald Duck, World War II: Homefront, 1941, World War, 1939-1945 -- United...
WWII Archive
by United States. Navy
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Film's Slates not mentioned in the National Archives' description:Slate  Cameraman: G.R. Handley, Roll 50, Feb 26 D+7, 3MD OP III, Phase II, IWO JIMAUnited States Naval Photographic Center film #8550 . National Archives description "1) MS Gen. Smith & Schmidt-SV. 2) LS Airstrip with L4 on strip. 3) LS-MS Marines advance on the double. 4) MS-DA Dead Japanese by pillbox. 5) LS Shell burst-SV. 6) LS Stretcher bearers carry 2 stretchers along highway. 7) LS Shell burst; marines move up...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Marine Corps, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
WWII Archive
by Maurer, Maurer
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Air Force Combat Units of World War II by Maurer Maurer ISBN: 0912799021 ISBN-13: 9780-912799025 "This book is concerned primarily with the combat (or tactical) groups that were active during the Second World War. Although such groups had numerous designations, nearly all fell within four major categories: bombardment, fighter, reconnaissance, and troop carrier. The book covers both the combat groups that served overseas and those that remained in the United States. It also covers combat...
Topics: World War II, World War, 1939-1945, WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army
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Training film for U.S. soldiers embarking on occupation duty in Japan. Written by Dr. Seuss and formed the basis for his latter 1947 Oscar-winning film, "Design For Death." This film was seen as too sympathetic to the Japanese and MacArthur worked to suppress it. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org...
Topics: WWII, Japan. -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952, Dr Seuss, Training Film, World War,...
WWII Archive
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United States Marine Corps Ranks And Grades, 1775-1969 "'United States Marine Corps Ranks and Grades, 1775-1969' is a concise history of officer and enlisted grade structure. Official records and appropriate historical works were used in compiling this narrative, which is published for the information of those interested in this aspect of Marine Corps history." Digitized by https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/
Topics: USMC, United States. -- Marine Corps -- History, United States. Marine Corps, US Marines, United...
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by Greenwald, Robert J; United States. Army. Forces in the European Theater. Office of the Theater Historian; United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian
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"Presented in this volume are command and staff rosters, composition of divisions, attachments and detachments, assignments and attachments to higher units, command post locations, and pertinent statistics. With some exception, the material presented for each division dates from its arrival in the European Theater to the end of hostilities on May 9, 1945. For units arriving from the North African Theater, the record begins on August 15, 1944, the date of the invasion of southern France....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe, United States. -- Army -- Organization, United States....
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney full-length animated documentary, which was produced for the US government. It promoted long-range strategic aerial bombing in World War II (and allegedly influenced FDR in its use). See this article in Life Magazine: http://books.google.com/books?id=MVAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50#v=onepage&q&f=true Was unreleased from 1943 to 2004. A black and white USAF print is online at archive.org here. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Aeronautics, Military -- World War, 1939-1945, Donald Duck, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1941, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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Stop That Tank! (AKA Boys Anti-Tank Rifle) Disney created this 1942 training film for the Canadian government. Article in Popular Science: http://books.google.com/books?id=NycDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=true and Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=iU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
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Topics: WWII, Boys anti-tank rifle, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, Mark I, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1943 Walt Disney produced this short film about vaccination for the now-defunct US Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Health For The Americas, Public Hygiene, World War II, Public Health,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1941, World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada, Walt Disney, World War II: Homefront,...
WWII Archive
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National Archives description: "Summary: LS, General James M Gavin leading the parade gives orders to start the march. HLS, Division marching along Fifth Avenue; Washington Arch in bg. Crowds 1ining both sides of street waving and cheering. HLS, artillery pieces drawn by jeeps. Army band follows. Cut-ins, crowds watching parade from windows and roof tops of buildings. HLS, MS, troops passing reviewing stand. CU, soldiers carrying slung rifles pass. camera CU, marching feet. VS, 82nd...
Topics: Newsreel, WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace, United States. -- Army --...
WWII Archive
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1945 documentary short that won the Academy Award in 1946 for Documentary Short Subject. Based on Your Job in Germany, which was written by Dr. Seuss. Though Hitler may be dead, beware - his ideas live on. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Knox Manning, World War II: Postwar Issues, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972,...
WWII Archive
by United Productions of America
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An animated film sponsored by the United Auto Workers for the 1944 Presidential elections. Roosevelt is a powerful express train, while Dewey is a broken-down steam engine. Music is by Yip Harburg. Directed by Chuck Jones. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: United Productions of America, Trains, UAW, Chuck Jones, Presidents -- United States -- Election --...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1941, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and...
WWII Archive
by Artkino Pictures
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English language version of a Soviet documentary about the defeat of the Nazis near Moscow. Warning - graphic images. Edward G. Robinson narrates. It won the 1943 Academy Award for Best Documentary (along with the films The Battle of Midway, The Kokoda Line!, and Prelude to War (Why We Fight Film 1). The other films are on Archive.org as well. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1943 Academy Award Winner For Best Documentary, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by Dutch Information Service
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1945 short film (partial) details the rescue of C-47 plane crash survivors in remote New Guinea. In 2011 a book about the incident by Mitchell Zuckoff was published: "Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane), Alexander Cann, Aircraft accidents -- New...
WWII Archive
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The now-defunct US Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs" hired Walt Disney Studios to create a series of films for developing countries, "Health For The Americas." In "Planning for Good Eating" a family learns about good nutrition. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Health For The Americas, World War II, Public Hygiene, WWII, 1945, Public...
WWII Archive
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Listed in the National Archives as "342-USAF-11077 FLASH BURN AND SHADOW DETAIL 03/13/1946 - 04/08/1946."Description from the National Archives: "MLS Establishing shot NW corner of roof wall building 64 showing flash-burn shadow. location approx. 4875 feet from zero. MS Closer shot of flash burn. MS MC Establishing shot. Cylindrical column located northern roof wall of the Communications Hospital building shows flash burn shadow detail. MS Flash burn shadow cast by a bolt on the...
Topics: WWII, Hiroshima-shi (Japan), Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945, WWII In Color,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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The now-defunct U.S. Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs" hired Walt Disney Studios to create a series of films for developing countries, "Health For The Americas." "The Unseen Enemy" explains that disease is caused by tiny little creatures, which can be seen in a microscope. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Health For The Americas, World War II, Public Hygiene, Walt Disney, 1945,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Navy
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Full-length documentary, which won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Documents a large Antarctic expedition, "Operation Highjump," in 1946-1947. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Antarctica, Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957, US Navy, 1948 Academy Award Winner For Best...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army
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Baptism of Fire is an US Army documentary that addresses the anxiety associated with going into combat for the first time. Part of the WWII U.S. Army "Fighting Men" series of films. This 1943 Army training film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1944: WINNER Desert Victory: (British Ministry of Information) NOMINEES Baptism of Fire: (U.S. Army Fighting Men Series) The Battle of Russia: (Special Service Division of the War Dept.) Report from the Aleutians: (U.S....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1944 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, Features, World War II,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 12 German Military Abbreviations, April 12, 1943 "Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization, on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbreviations may possibly be used. These abbreviations are often used in connection with...
Topics: Special Series, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, US Army, United States....
WWII Archive
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National Archives description: "Captured German films. Reel 1, armored columns assemble for the assault. A building in Danzig is shelled, sprayed with gasoline, and burned. Machine gunners advance on motorcycles; tanks advance. A town is burned and occupied; a bridge over the Vistula is repaired. Troops rest in transit and clean weapons. A ship shells Gdynia. Aerial photographs are made and studied. Reel 2, planes are readied for a mission. Bombers and Stukas hit targets. Artillery and...
Topics: Film Bulletin, World War, 1939-1945, National Socialism, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial...
WWII Archive
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Group of Jeeps. One is marked "Official Cameraman." Soldier exits Jeep with camera. (Several takes.) Men unhook tailer from Jeep. Cameramen talk and examine Camera. Soldier works on engine of Jeep and tire of Jeep. Cameramen go into "G-2" building and are shown map on the wall. "G-2 Operations" sign. Cameraman in field recording film of soldiers. Slate: Location: Seventh Army: Cameraman Lieut. BYARS Date 1 April 1945 163rd Signal Photo Company. Footage of US Army...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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TM 30-506 German Military Dictionary: German-English, English-German. 1944-05-20 "This dictionary has been intentionally limited in scope to military subject matter and directly related fields. It has been compiled primarily for use by American military personnel with at least a fair knowledge of German." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, Military...
WWII Archive
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"This history of the Rainbow is a record of the accomplishments of every man who served in the Division. It is the story of his contribution to the safety and security of the people of his country and of the world. This is a history of the combat infantry, of the artillery, the reconnaissance troop, the medical and engineer battalions, the signal, ordnance and quartermaster companies and of the division headquarters personnel." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Infantry Division, 42nd, World War, 1939-1945, US Army, World War,...
WWII Archive
by Warner Brothers Studios
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Introducing the world's worst soldier... Private Snafu. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII, World War II, Training Film, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and...
WWII Archive
by Lin, Yutang, 1895-1976
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Life in China.
Topics: China -- Social conditions, National characteristics, Chinese, China -- Civilization, 1936, China,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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1943 film about corn; produced for Walt Disney studios for the Canadian government under the "auspices of the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs." This animated short was nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Documentary" in 1943. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Maize, Agriculture, Corn, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States --...
WWII Archive
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The now-defunct US Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs" hired Walt Disney Studios to create a series of films for developing countries, "Health For The Americas." In "Cleanliness Brings Health" a clean family and a slovenly family are shown "Goofus and Gallant" style. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Public Health, Health For The Americas, World War II, Public Hygiene, 1945,...
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by United States. Army
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U.S. Army training film for U.S. soldiers embarking on occupation duty in Germany. Directed by Frank Capra and witten by Dr. Seuss. It served as the basis for the Oscar-winning Warner Brothers film, "Hitler Lives." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII, US Army, Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany, Training Film, World War, 1939-1945, Dr...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #3090. National Archives description "CU German munitions & armament factory; all stages of forging & shaping lathe work, shell making & other operations pertaining to armament or munitions (SV).CU Same (SV).CU Squad of German soldiers taking rifle from rifle rack; company of German military personnel watching squadron of airplanes flying overhead.MS Sub.MS Launching stern view of German ship TIRPITZ." National Archives Identifier: 76699 As...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany, World...
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Private Snafu learns about food. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons, Training Film, World War,...
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by United States Army Signal Corps and British Service Units
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Directed by Frank Capra and narrated by Burgess Meredith. Joint U.S. and British documentary about the North African theater of war. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: US Army, World War, 1939-1945, Frank Capra, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North,...
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by Jiri Trnka and Jiri Brdecka
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Czech cartoon by Jiri Trnka and Jiri Brdecka. Based on an WWII urban legend of the Spring Man, who taunts the Nazis in this film. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Czechoslovakia -- Caricatures and cartoons, Jiri Brdecka, World War,...
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by Wood, Sterling A., 1895-
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Contents Foreword by Regimental Commander - 11 Chapter 1: PREPARATION 15 GENERAL ORDERS No. 1— THE ORIGINAL 313th STAFF— EVENTS PRIOR TO ACTIVATION— EARLY DIFFICULTIES— FORMATION OF OFFICERS' CLUB Chapter 2: CAMP PICKETT 20 ACTIVATION DAY— ARRIVAL OF FIRST RECRUITS— LIFE AT CAMP PICKETT —THE TRAINING PROGRAM— DEDICATION OF CAMP PICKETT— MOVEMENT ORDERS Chapter 3: CAMP BLANDING 27 THE TRIP TO BLANDING— STORY OF THE QUARTERING PARTY— EARLY DAYS AT BLANDING — TRAINING AT...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories -- United States, United States. -- Army --...
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by United States. Department of the Army. Office of Military History; Dornbusch, C. E. (Charles Emil), 1907-1990; New York Public Library
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Unit Histories Of World War II, United States Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy "This list is concerned only with histories covering unit operations in World War II and published in some form. Although a certain number of these histories were prepared and published by Information and Education sections of Army commands, the great majority were unofficial. This list includes, within both types, all publications that were intended for general distribution to members of a unit. After-action and...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Bibliography, World War II, United States. --...
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The now-defunct US Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs" hired Walt Disney Studios to create a series of films for developing countries, "Health For The Americas." The film explains why city planning and proper public sanitation and water treatment are important to health. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, 1945, Health For The Americas, Public Hygiene, WWII, Walt...
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Naval Photographic Center film #10900 "Title card: President Truman's Trip To The Berlin Conference, July 6--August 7, 1945" National Archives description "1) GV-Pan City of Antwerp. 2) MS Pres. Truman & Sec. of State Byrnes aboard USS Augusta, the President waves to spectators on dock at Antwerp. 3) GV Taken from jeep as it passes down street (jumpy). 4) GV At Brussels' airport showing the 135th Infantry at attention. 5) GV-Pan Air Transport Command planes on airfield in...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Congresses, Potsdam Conference, 1945, USS Augusta (CA-31), World War...
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Naval Photographic Center film #10902. National Archives description "1) GV-Pan The "Little White House", beautiful lawns & gardens. 2) MS Red Star of flowers planted by the Soviets. 3) MS Pres. Truman, Churchill & Stalin sitting down, they pose for camera. 4) AV Destruction of Berlin. 5) GV-Pan Many soldiers at airport stand at attention as C-47 lands and Pres. Truman exits plane. (This is at Frankfurt, Germany). 6) GV-Pan Many soldiers at attention. MS Pres. Truman in...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Congresses, George VI,...
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by United States. War Department
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TM E 30-420 Handbook on the Italian Military Forces 1943-08-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 1-5 1 CHAPTER 1. Introduction: Section I. Distinctive Branches, or Specialties 6-11 5 II. Semimilitary Forces 12-19 7 CHAPTER 2. Recruitment and Mobilization: Section I. System of Conscription and Mobilization 20-27 18 II. Professional Cadre and Officers 28-30 28 III. Training, Efficiency, and Morale 31-35 30 IV. Pay and Emoluments 30-38 37 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Command and Staff 39-44 39...
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Topics: WWII, Technical Manual, Field Manual, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy, World War,...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film # 2656. National Archives description "1) CU Individual shots of Army pilots. 2) MCU Interior shot of men working on plane engine. 3) MCU Awards presented to women pilots. 4) CU Nurse attending injured man, near a field hospital. 5) MLS Stretcher cases being loaded into plane. 6) MCU Interior of plane; nurse attends to patients. 7) MCU Roosevelt & Churchill. 8) CU Stalin. 9) CU Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. 10) MS French soldiers at an...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
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by Crawford, Danny J; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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The 1st Marine Division And Its Regiments ISBN 0-16-050101-6 "The 1st Marine Division is the direct descendant of the Advance Base Brigade, which was activated on 23 December 1913 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the early years of its existence, the brigade was deployed to a number of troubled areas in the Caribbean. The brigade was employed in a combat capacity in the "Banana Wars" in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic, and also participated in the landing at Vera Cruz,...
Topics: United States. -- Marine Corps -- Marine Regiment, 1st, United States. -- Marine Corps -- History,...
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by World War II Flight Nurses Association
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"On Feb. 18, 1943 the first formal graduation of nurses of the 349th Air Evac Group was held at the base chapel at Bowman Field, Ky. The 30 members of this group had completed a program of instruction that was definitely in the experimental stage. The 4-week course included class work in air evac nursing, air evac tactics, survival, aeromedical physiology, mental hygiene in relation to flying, training in plane loading procedures, military indoctrination and a one-day bivouac. In his...
Topics: World War II, United States. -- Army -- Transport Of Sick And Wounded, Transportation Of Patients...
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Silent film which shows Nazi jet technology, etc."This is a glimpse into the story of Hitler's secret weapons., the guided missiles and the revolutionary aircraft which astonished the world even while the death rattle was in the Nazi throat.The complete story is yet to be written; but many of the salient facts are here in a motion picture which has been compiled, for the most part, from some 12 million feet of captured German film.It is a picture of uncanny, devastating machines but also...
Topics: WWII, Wind tunnels, Rockets (Ordnance), Rockets (Aeronautics), Pfeil (Fighter plane), Military...
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Newsreel footage of VJ Day celebrations. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Newsreel, World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace, V-J Day, 1945, World War II:...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Warner Brothers produced this 1943 documentary recruitment short for the US Army Air Forces.As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, B-17 Bomber, World War, 1939-1945 -- Recruiting & Enlistment, Ronald...
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by USAHEC
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A series of WWII-era shorts about basic training: white soldiers, Army nurses, black soldiers & WAACS. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945...
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by Ted Eshbaugh
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Wartime air forces propaganda cartoon by Ted Eshbaugh - featuring a bear cub pilot, Cap'n Cub. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Cap'n Cub, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons, Ted Eshbaugh, World...
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TM 10-1513 Maintenance manual for Willys truck, 1/4 ton 4 X 4, built for U.S. government, model MB 1942-05-15 "FOREWORD: This Motor Vehicle has been thoroughly tested and inspected. Like any other piece of machinery, to maintain it in proper operating condition, it should be lubricated at the time specified using the proper grades of oil and grease. All working parts as well as oil holes should be kept clean and free from dirt and grit. This vehicle should periodically have a systematic...
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Topics: WWII, Military trucks -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United...
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Technicolor dramatized recruiting short made by WB for the U.S. Navy. Film is also known as "Anchors Aweigh." Follows 3 recruits through boot camp in San Diego. It stars George Reeves and "Dennis the Menace's dad." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: US Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Recruiting & enlistment, Deuteranopia, World War, 1939-1945,...
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Private Snafu passes along a latrine-o-gram. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: 1943, World War II, Training Film, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and...
Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations. AKA Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations, administrative and logistical commands, armies, corps, and divisions. "This volume is concerned with the organization and disposition of United States Army ground forces that opposed the Japanese during World War II. The area covered includes Alaska, the islands of the central and...
Topics: United States. Army, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Organization, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Department of Defense
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We All Came Home: Army and Navy Nurse POWs In World War II NTIS No.: AVA14014VNB1 Documentary about the first U.S. women prisoners of war, the "Angels of Corregidor," who were captured after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor. Includes interviews/oral histories with some of the ex-POW nurses. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army Nurse Corps, United States. -- Navy Nurse Corps,...
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by U.S. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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"This manual is the text for your training as a B-25 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook....
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Topics: WWII, B-25 bomber -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Mitchell Bomber, United States. Army Air Forces,...
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by United States. War Department
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Not the greatest film quality. National Archives description: "A 4.2" mortar fires high explosive and phosphorus shells which explode on targets. Transportation of mortar and ammunition in large truck (10 men-10 rounds) is compared with that of a jeep towing a trailer bearing a mortar and ammunition (2 jeeps-6 men-48 rounds). Jeep and trailer units are tested at various speeds and on all types of terrain, fire mortars from barge landing craft as an island is approached, drive off...
Topics: Film Bulletin, Mortars (Ordnance), World War, 1939-1945, World War II, WWII
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by Castle Films
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Newsreel compilation of WWII news, including battles at Alaska, Midway, and Eastern Front. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: 1942, World War, 1939-1945, Attu, Battle of, Alaska, 1943, Newsreel, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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8th Air Force Gun Sight Aiming Point GSAP combat footage. National Archives Identifier: 65501As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :) Description fron National Archives: "Summary: Reel 1: Culled GSAP footage of the 8th Fighter Command operations, 1943-1944. (Photo'd by 8th CCU) CFN 84. LT....
Topics: GSAP, Gun Sight Aiming Point, Mendenhall, William K. (William Kavanaugh), 1900-1987, United States....
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Private Snafu's laziness aids the enemy. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: 1943, WWII, Training Film, World War II, Private Snafu, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States --...